You love your family so much that you wanted to sacrifice everything just for them, even if it means to feel the absence of their warmth every single day in a foreign country. This is what it means to be an OFW – Mapagmahal sa pamilya.

You know for a fact that every single cent counts, because you work with the thought of seeing your family in due time. So, let’s not put your hard earned money into wasted ones. That is why, as a citizen of the Philippines, even though there are a lot of documents needed, you should duly process the requirements and documents in being a proud Filipino worker in Hong Kong and in other countries as well.


One tip is to never forget to process your Overseas Filipino Certificate before you leave Hong Kong, whether it is an emergency leave or a vacation leave. Why? Here is an example: there is an instance where a Filipina worker needed to go home from Hong Kong for aBalikManggagawan emergency leave, the flight being on the next day while the availability of the POEA Hong Kong Polo gives her a schedule later than her flight schedule.

Procedure for Issuance of OEC

STEP 1 Obtain an OFW Information Sheet from the designated OEC booth and fill up the necessary information.
STEP 2 Return to the same processing counter. Submit accomplished OFW Information Sheet and pay HK$20.00 
STEP 3 Check the correctness of entries written in the OEC, make sure that you have 4 copies before leaving the counter:

1 copy – for the airline

1 copy – for the Labor Assistance Center (LAC) Counter

1 copy – for the Terminal Fee Counter (located at the Airport)

1 copy – to be presented to the Immigration Counter (OFW’s copy)

OECs are issued 5 days a week at the following places:

Days Place Address
Monday – Thursday Philippine Consulate

14/F United Centre

9:00AM to 4:00PM General

95 Queensway, Admiralty, HK

Sunday Bayanihan Center

Kennedy Town

9:00AM to 4:00PM

Hong Kong



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